Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)
OCTOBER 15 - DECEMBER 7
This is the one time of year when ALL people with Medicare can make changes to their health and prescription drug plans for the next year.
Decide: October 15 is the first day of AEP.
It is the time you can change your Medicare coverage for next year if you are on an MAPD, MA or PDP.
December 7—This is the last day of AEP
In most cases, December 7 is the last day you can change your Medicare coverage for next year. The plan has to get your enrollment request (application) by December 7.
January 1— Coverage Begins
Your new coverage begins if you switched to a new plan. If you stay with the same plan, any changes to coverage, benefits, or costs for the new year will begin on January 1.